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FSU Swimming and Diving Wraps up Dual Meet Season with Auburn and Arkansas (W)

Jan. 27, 2006

The Match Up

The Florida State No. 14  men’s and No. 17 women’s swimming and diving teams will travel to Auburn to compete against their No. 1 men’s and No. 2 women’s teams on Saturday, January 28.  The Auburn men are defending NCAA Champions while their women were runners up. Arkansas women’s team will also compete at the meet which will begin at 11:00 a.m. with the men’s and women’s 1M diving competition and be followed by the swimming events at 12:15 p.m.


All-Time Series

Florida State men’s team is 0-13 against Auburn while the women are 3-9 versus the Tigers.  This meet will be Florida State‘s first meeting with Arkansas in women’s swimming and diving.


2004-05 Versus Auburn

The Seminoles last meeting with Auburn came on January 29, 2005 at the Leach Center Pool.   The men were defeated 172-126 while the women lost 177-119.  Current sophomore Billy Jamerson (Savvannah, Ga.) had several key swims for Florida State as he recorded wins in the 100 breast (55.32) and 200 breast (2:00.80) and was also a part of the winning 200 medley relay (1:29.88).  For the women, current junior Lauren Brick (Culpeper, Va.) registered a win in the 100 breast (1:03.22) and was also part of the winning 200 medley relay (1:42.97).  Current junior Brittany Lerew (Orlando, Fla.) had an impressive meet winning the 1M (296.46) and 3M (301.20) diving events.


Last Week: Results

FSU men’s and women’s teams concluded their 05-06 home schedules as they combined to pick up a total of six wins on senior day, Saturday, January 21.  The men defeated Florida Atlantic 230-68.5, Florida A&M 242-13 and Indian River C.C. 215-78 improving their record to 9-2. The women beat FAU 165-134, FAMU 242-26 and Indian River C.C. 224-69 upping their record to 12-1.


Last Week: Top Swimmers

Senior Joel Roycik (Winter Park, Fla.) had an outstanding meet for the men’s team as he picked up victories in the 100 free (45.34) and 100 fly (50.03).  Roycik was also part of the winning 200 medley (1:31.95) and 200 free (1:23.33) relays.  Junior Romy Altmann (Cape Town, South Africa) had a huge meet on the women’s side as she recorded three wins.  She first picked up back-to-back victories in the in the 200 free (1:52.20) and the 100 back (57.13) then claimed her third win later in the meet in the 200 back (2:02.55).


Last Week: Top Divers

Freshman Scott Derner (Grapevine, Texas) swept both boards for the men taking the 3M with 335.00 points and 1M with 323.05 points.  Lerew also swept both boards for the women taking the 3M with 316.55 points and 1M with 256.70 points.


ACC Performers of the Week

So far this season a Florida State swimmer has earned Atlantic Coast Conference Performer of the Week on six different occasions.  For the men junior Steve Roof (Canton, Ohio) earned the honor on October 24 and Roycik took home the award on December 5.  On the women’s side, the honor was earned by Altmann on October 24, senior Carrie Ellis (Valrico, Fla.) on November 14 and 21 and Brick on January 23.


Relay Teams on Top of the ACC

Florida State men’s and women’s teams currently possess a top two time in the ACC in nine of ten relays.  The men’s team has the fastest time in the 400 free (2:58.26) and 800 free (6:39.63) and the second fastest time in the 200 free (1:20.40), 200 medley (1:30.20) and 400 medley (3:18.36).  The women’s team has recorded the fastest time in the 200 free (1:31.59), 200 medley (1:40.37) and 400 medley (3:42.43).  Their time of 3:25.87 in the 400 is the second best while their time of 7:28.30 in the 800 free sits fourth best in the ACC.


Fastest Individual Times in the ACC

On the men’s side, sophomore Carl Marais (Pretoria, South Africa) currently has the fastest 200 free time (1:37.92) in the ACC.  On the women’s side, Ellis and Lauren Sparg (Durban, South Africa) hold the conference’s best times in the 100 free (49.32) and 100 fly (54.56), respectively.


FSU Divers Rank Among Elite in ACC

Lerew’s total of 364.85 points, which she recorded at the Georgia Tech Invitational, on the 3M ranks as the highest score of any diver so far this season in the ACC.  The men’s team has two of the top three scores on the 3M as sophomore Alex Tilbrook (Largo, Fla.) sits second with 380.75 points and Derner sits third with 369.65 points.

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